School subject: Science
Extracurricular activity: Golf team
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and going out to eat
Car: 2010 Camaro (blue with 2 big racing stripes)
Store: BassPro Shop or Cabela's
Musical artist: Luke Bryan
TV show: The Walking Dead
Cafeteria food must-have: Chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes
Last book read that wasn't required: Catching Fire
Pet peeve: Hypocrisy and ignorance in people
Person I'd like to meet: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Person most admired: My mother, for all she does for me
Items always in my locker: American flag magnet
First job: cashier/host at Water's Edge Restaurant at Maumee Bay State Park
Top accomplishment: Being first in my class
After-graduation plans: I hope to go to Ohio State University or the University of Michigan to obtain a degree in Atmospheric Science.
Career goal: I hope to work as a climatologist for a U.S. government agency.
Quote from teacher: "Derek is a perceptive young man who allows him to synthesize material in a sophisticated way," said Ron Liwo, Government teacher. "Derek is not intimidated by challenging work and his work ethic is one of his greatest strengths."
— Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.